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Elkader Jailhouse Inn

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Elkader, IA
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Elkader Jailhouse Inn
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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed The Jailhouse Inn. Julie, the owner, is fantastic. The accommodations were excellent. Breakfast was sumptuous. The atmosphere was very inviting, serene and wonderful for our little anniversary get-away. The drive to Elkader is beautiful and well worth the trip.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here over the weekend. Julie was friendly, the breakfasts were good, the 3rd floor suite was spacious and relaxing, with 2 skylights, and the area was quiet. Julie is a wealth of information about the area. There's a good Algerian-American restaurant in downtown Elkader. We spent a relaxing afternoon eating and drinking on their outdoor... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My mom and I stayed at the Jailhouse Inn the first of March. When we first drove into the driveway, my mom said, "Do you suppose it's haunted?" We both laughed and carried our luggage inside. Julie met us and and had such a warm welcome that we knew instantly there were no ghosts or haunting spirits of prisoners! I... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My mother and I were looking for somewhere close to stay for a family wedding...I have to say, that the name threw me off a bit. Of course we waited until the last minute and couldn't find a single hotel with an open room within the distance we were looking (excluding the Super 8 who wanted $150 a night). Having... More 

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19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had the opportunity to stay here in July. Tho Julie could not be there,our rooms were ready when we arrived. We had a great time looking around the jail being able to view where the 'inmates' were kept. The location of the Jailhouse being on a hill, gave us a great view of the town from our rooms, The... More 

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Selma, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I visited Elkader for 4 days on business and was left with only a handful of options within an hour drive to town. A Google search brought me to the jailhouse inn's website: http://elkaderjailhouseinn.com and my curiosity was peaked. I called and left a voicemail and an hour later Julie returned my call and confirmed my reservation. I stayed in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Love being able to say this with tongue in cheek. My cousin and I were visiting family in Elkader and chose to stay at the Jailhouse Inn because it sounded so different from everything else. This was my cousin's 1st experience with a B&B - boy was she thrilled with the ambiance, privacy, beauty and luxury. Julie is the perfect... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

The Jailhouse Inn is a stunningly beautiful former jail built in 1870. The owners bought the place on a dime and have turned it into a beautiful bed and breakfast. Gorgeous renovated suites are designed to appeal to a variety of people. My favorite is the Harstad suite in the former attic. It is spacious, brightly decorated, elegant and the... More 

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192 reviews 192 reviews
35 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Stayed here for two nights whilst visiting relatives but really that was not long enough to do the hotel justice. The hotel has been renovated to a very high standard and the room was large airy and extremely comfortable with large ensuite bathroom including jacuzzi bath and seperate shower. The rooms are all individually decorated and furnished with alot of... More 

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Cedar Rapids
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Immaculate, spacious rooms, good bed, newly remodeled, good food. Next time I need to stay in Elkader I'll stay here again.

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Address: Elkader, IA
Location: United States > Iowa > Elkader
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Elkader Jailhouse Inn Iowa

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